540 student district Mansfield Township had less than the 1Mbps per student bandwidth target for quality e-Learning in classrooms.
To boost internet performance and support growing use of online content in class, it deployed a cache for reliably fast access to e-learning content.
Lindbergh Schools District was faced with the challenge of how to effectively cater to a growing number of 1:1 devices on its network.
After deploying CACHEBOX, the district saw a significant increase in user browsing experience.
With the network at full capacity, just one viral YouTube video would bring the 15,000 student campus to a crawl.
Over the past 6 years, CACHEBOX has delivered fast speeds, slashed congestion and delayed the need for expensive bandwidth and firewall upgrades.
Yosemite could not afford to upgrade the overstretched bandwidth for all their rural schools - even with E-Rate funding.
For just 1% of Yosemite's annual internet cost, CACHEBOX immediately reduced bandwidth needs by 30-50% each month. The district can now plan a single, non-urgent upgrade and make a substantial financial saving.
When your internet connection costs $62 million a year, adding more bandwidth isn't the answer.
Thanks to CACHEBOX, students at Lower Kuskokwim School District's ultra-remote schools get the latest K-12 YouTube learning experience, and IT staff can support the schools remotely.
Despite lower bandwidth costs, Pearsall Independent School district couldn't increase their connection without a painfully expensive firewall upgrade.
But with CACHEBOX delivering 14Gbps of content on a 2Gbps connection, Pearsall get lightning-fast performance AND reduce the amount of traffic that the equipment needs to handle - delaying the need to upgrade.
With 41,000 students to support, East Baton Rouge wanted a caching solution that would cache everything – especially HTTPS content.
Now, bandwidth consumption in the district’s central distribution center has been slashed by 70% - 90% every month, serving Terrabytes of data much faster than the internet.
Nome City SD is a 1:1 Google district – but in remote Alaska, their expensive 325Mbps fiber connection was far from sufficient for adaptive learning platforms.
By deploying CACHEBOX, Nome City freed up bandwidth for Google Classroom, streaming and online collaboration platforms – and problems with insufficient bandwidth have vanished.
Chris Rule Director of Information Services at Sublette County has long recognized the benefit of caching, so much so he used to custom-build his own.
But hands-on DIY experience had meant wasted labor and stress getting it to perform with school content. With a dedicated CACHEBOX, his time is his own and schools' performance is guaranteed.
Greenwood School District wanted to deploy Chromebooks in a 1:1 scheme, so it more than doubled its bandwidth. However, the district still experienced congestion.
With caching, Greenwood was able to offload 75%+ of Chromebook updates during the 1:1 rollout, without the need for more bandwidth.
Newcastle's tech team chose the #1 federally-funded caching appliance in order to offload more classroom content than alternatives. Serving an average of 88% of demand locally, CACHEBOX is keeping connectivity fast and free every month.
Fremont RE-2 school district in Colorado replaced an ineffective Apple Cache and offloaded so much 1:1 traffic, students gained a premium e-learning experience in the classroom without additional bandwidth.
Plato R-V in rural Missouri won the network battle with large game downloads for esports.
With caching offloading up to 81% of gaming updates, the district benefits from a premium user experience.
Moses Lake wanted to roll out its successful 1:1 pilot but needing to upgrade bandwidth at 15 schools was making it financially impossible.
With caching offloading 80%+ of demand, each school has been able to launch e-learning more affordably, without paying higher monthly fees.
With plans of expanding 1:1 and BYOD across its 3 schools, Hamilton needed a reliable caching solution to eliminate congestion and guarantee access to e-learning in class.
By serving the majority of traffic locally, Hamilton's teachers and students access all the educational content they need, free from congestion.
Despite disappointing experience with old caching technology in the past, Muscatine has come to rely on CACHEBOX to alleviate congestion regardless of its ever-evolving 1:1 learning platforms.
Despite having upgraded bandwidth capacity significantly, Tallassee City's teachers reported slow web speeds in the classroom.
Content fetched from particularly slow servers upstream can't be accelerated – even with unlimited capacity. By serving content locally from CACHEBOX, that same content is 30, 50, even 77 times faster!
Warren County's Network Administrator didn't really know if caching would make a difference, but with E-Rate funding the tech, he thought it might be worth considering.
Now he's very glad he did. Learning content now arrives hundreds of times faster.
St Joseph couldn't afford the upgrade costs and extra kit needed to deliver more bandwidth. CACHEBOX helped the school boost capacity - using the existing infrastructure - in a cost-effective way.
With 89% of the school's content served from cache, demand on the connection is slashed to 11%.
Even with 625Kbps of bandwidth per student, Pretty Eagle's staff and students experienced slow web content.
As a private rural school without state or federal grants, buying more bandwidth was not an option.
With network congestion a daily occurrence in its remote Alaskan schools but bandwidth simply too expensive, Fairbanks's Networking Director needed an alternative solution.
Hoping modern caching wasn't the same tech he had struggled with years before, the district turned to CACHEBOX.
On a recommendation from a neighbouring school, Orchard Farm chose CACHEBOX instead of a bandwidth upgrade to alleviate congestion.
As bandwidth costs have dropped over the years, the district has secured more for the same price, but CACHEBOX has outperformed it, delivering vital boosts to meet spikes in demand.
Huge volumes of software update demand at rural district Dexter frequently jammed the network, causing slow speeds and a poor e-learning experience for its 1,000+ students.
With classroom lessons at risk, Dexter turned to caching to better offload demand and free up access to e-Learning content.
Despite a bandwidth upgrade, Merrimack Valley's students couldn't access online content on their new 1:1 devices quickly enough. Large spikes in simultaneous demand were causing congestion.
But with caching meeting that same demand locally, the spikes are gone.
As full ‘apple' teaching environments, String Theory schools expected to be leading the way in e-learning best practice, however it faced too much non-learning content. With internet capacity saturated and Apple Caching not making much of a difference, classrooms were facing severe slowdowns.
Needing a smarter, more powerful, all-encompassing cache – it turned to CACHEBOX.
Sand Ridge and Sweet Home Charter Schools in rural Oregon both struggled with reliable connectivity during state testing periods. Congestion from spikes in traffic would bring everything to a halt at both schools.
With learning outcomes at risk, the schools' tech manager applied for E-Rate funding for a caching solution – happily he got a lot more than expected with CACHEBOX.
For suburban Strafford School District R6, a narrow 375Mbps connection shared between 1,200 devices meant heavy network congestion.
With hundreds of devices requesting bandwidth-hungry software updates, the district deployed CACHEBOX to cache heavy files and serve them locally.
With SEED's 350 user devices demanding different software updates throughout the day, congestion was curbing lessons, videos were buffering, and online resources were not loading.
With CACHEBOX offloading updates and serving them locally, more bandwidth is made available for video and other online resources.
With congestion slowing down access to video and learning content in the classroom and PARCC testing at risk of disruption, Worth SD looked to E-rate caching for help.
But instead of Apple Caching, it chose to benefit from the all-encompassing caching power of CACHEBOX. Offloading classroom content from all sources and platforms, as well as software updates for all of its devices, secured significantly higher ROI.
Rolling out 1:1 was headache enough - but ensuring concurrent user access wouldn't impede its evolving e-learning schemes meant Galax City needed an easy to use solution beyond simply adding capacity.
For suburban Riverside Unified School District, even a 1Gbps connection shared between 800 devices meant repeated network congestion and slow speeds in class.
With hundreds of devices requesting bandwidth-hungry software updates, the district deployed CACHEBOX to cache heavy files and serve them locally.
Urban district Lakewood City had no problem getting high speed internet, but its portion of shared access was getting congested.
With thousands of devices demanding updates it was proving too much for its internet allocation, but the district tied to a contract until 2020, it needed another way free up access in the classroom.
Windber had high ‘per student' capacity - in line with FCC targets - but its network would still frequently grind to a halt.
With software updates from its increasing number of 1:1 devices clogging up bandwidth – it turned to a solution it's Tech Director knew well, having used it at a neighboring Pennsylvania district.
Monett's DIY caching setup was labor-intensive and cached only limited content. As demand evolved to include software updates, video and complex content – it was being left behind.
A specialized appliance for schools, CACHEBOX requires minimal effort for unbeatable results, caching everything a school needs.The solution
With 6,000 devices in use, Bozeman's bandwidth was being squeezed. But not, as it expected, by too much demand for learning content.
With classroom access to online learning slowing, Bozeman applied for E-rate-funded caching. But only in deploying CACHEBOX and slashing total demand by 86% – did it uncover software updates as the culprit.
With over 9,000 devices downloading bandwidth-hungry software updates and media-rich content, Vernon Parish experienced a dramatic slowdown in web access and poor user experience.
The district eliminated congestion by investing in a caching solution that handles the majority of traffic demand - up to 90% monthly.
A consortia-led allocation of 80Mbps for Southwest meant limited access to media-rich e-learning content for almost 900 connected students.
With high demand and long delays becoming a daily struggle, the district turned to a caching solution to deliver the capacity boost needed.
With huge system updates from Apple, Microsoft and Edge Suite regularly congesting the network, Washington Township's large investment in 1:1 was at risk of abandonment.
Now, CACHEBOX serves as much as 93% of total network traffic directly from cache, taking the load off the network and accelerating requests directly from the district's LAN.
St Ambrose needed fast and reliable access to the internet and online testing, on just 30Mbps of copper connection.
CACHEBOX helped St Ambrose maximize their existing bandwidth use, so they could eliminate congestions and dramatically increased the speed of educational content delivery on the network.
Running comprehensive Cyber School programs for Grades 2 through 12, including Odysseyware for personalized instruction, Spring Cove was all set to exploit e-Learning. But small WAN links were stifling access to its 1Gbps internet link, causing congestion and severely impacting learning.
With funding for caching from E-rate, the district has deployed CACHEBOX – instantly accelerating content, invigorating learning practices: educational gaming content is now 300 times faster!The Solution
Tied to a consortia for a small share of a larger bandwidth purchase to keep costs low, Guy-Perkins' drive towards 1:1 meant significant traffic growth beyond its allocation.
As caching would deliver the cost-effective capacity boost needed, it chose the #1 E-rate funded solution, CACHEBOX.
How does a rural school district with expensive bandwidth and over 5,000 students meet its growing demand for video content? By serving 90% of all Google Video and YouTube requests from CACHEBOX.
Edison's 100Mbps connection was proving to be insufficient. But at $4000 per month, the district sought a better value solution to its connectivity problem.
Caching has offloaded a huge proportion of the districts traffic, giving teachers and students the speed they need in class.
Queen of the Rosary, a private school in Illinois, often suffered from slow web access whenever software updates occurred - overwhelming its connection, despite having just 138 users.
Needing to avoid paying out for more costly capacity while it more than doubled its 1:1 devices, it chose CACHEBOX to deliver the extra capacity needed at considerably less cost.
As Hampton-Dumont ramped-up web-based learning in the classroom, it knew sustaining adequate access to content was vital.
At the time, the FCC was recommending 5 times its existing capacity – but that was way beyond the district's reach. It needed a better-fit solution.
Esko planned to go live with 1,200 new devices over summer. But with a network already often saturated – the 5 times leap in web users risked disaster.
With CACHEBOX boosting capacity by more than 3 times, the transition to 1:1 learning went without a hitch.
With 1:1 expanding across its schools, Dartmouth needed a cast-iron solution for eliminating congestion and guaranteeing a fast, responsive online learning experience.
Only CACHEBOX guarantees fast content – meeting demand locally - at much faster LAN speeds.The Solution
With plans to distribute more student devices, Brookfield knew their existing internet connection was not up to speed.
Their computer lab was already quite slow, even when just half full, so they deployed a CACHEBOX210 to maximize bandwidth and accelerate their Internet speed.
Reaching FCC's 100Kbps per student target would give Woodland SD 50 exactly the bandwidth they need.
But using CACHEBOX to achieve the same would save them, and the FCC, $100k over 5 years.The solution
To maintain low tuition fees, Calexico Mission School is careful with tech budgets.
Caching has shaved thousands off the district's bandwidth bill, whilst delivering capacity and speed increases.The solution
Durant's 85Mbps internet link was often saturated. But with a monthly bill of over $4k, catering for 680Mbps demand spikes with 10 times more bandwidth was simply not financially feasible.
With CACHEBOX, a much smaller upgrade is all that's needed.The solution
With over 5,500 connected devices downloading huge volumes of traffic including software updates and e-Learning materials, Los Lunas frequently experienced network congestion and slow speeds.
Planning to implement 1:1 for all 15 campuses, the district needed to invest in a solution that would handle the major increase in traffic volume while offering full traffic visibility.The solution
With the cost of meeting the FCC's 2016 bandwidth-per-student target having already consumed excessive budget, 2018's much higher target simply wasn't possible. But with demand growing, St Johns was worried online access would slow down significantly, and have an impact on learning.The solution
As a rural school, even small connections cost big bucks. With CACHEBOX, the school could serve the same volume of web content using just a 50Mbps internet connection, saving $9k each year on bandwidth.The Solution
With 220 remote schools relying on small rural internet connections, access to Miami-Dade's central online learning platform was inconsistent – and often too slow for many.
Lost lesson time was risking learning outcomes.The Solution
Even with just 500 devices accessing its 200Mbps internet connection, heavy traffic caused by frequent software updates led to slow speeds and a poor user experience.
Looking to implement full 1:1 learning, the district was planning a threefold increase in device numbers, so it needed a way to handle the expected leap in traffic.The solution
Newcomerstown district serves 961 students across 4 schools with a 200Mbps connection. However, network demand would often spike significantly higher, resulting in congestion and a slow user experience.
CACHEBOX provides an additional 600Mbps at these peak times, eliminating congestion.The Solution
Even with a 10Gbps internet connection - over 400Kbps per student - Anaheim Union still found content slow to reach the classroom.
CACHEBOX serves the same content 30 times faster.
Glenbard pays over $7200 per month for 2Gbps bandwidth, but over half of all traffic is Software updates for 1:1 devices.
CACHEBOX has reclaimed that capacity for education content.
St Paul Public School District has 5 times FCC's 2016 target 100Kbps per student student to ensure fast, reliable web access. CACHEBOX boosts the districts investment in high capacity by eliminating.The Solution
Oak Grove's 1Gbps connection puts it well over FCCs 100Kbps per student target.
But with CACHEBOX bandwidth saving, the same can be achieved at a much lower cost.The Solution
In 2016, Westwood CSD invested $36k pa to more than double the FCC's per student internet capacity target and deliver a premium online classroom experience.
But, after upgrading, it was disappointed to find lots of content still arriving slowly - paying out for extra bandwidth wasn't good value. After deploying CACHEBOX, students finally had fast access to web content and the district was able to delay bandwidth upgrades until they were cost-effective.The Solution
Nueces Canyon's 45Mbps pipe was often saturated by heavy files, like MS Windows software updates. Needing to reduce congestion, to enable a 1:1 'LearnPad' scheme, Nueces turned to CACHEBOX for a solution.The Solution
In implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme across the district, Pickens knew that internet demand would soar. Congestion-free web access is vital to the scheme's success. However, upgrading its already expensive bandwidth was just too high a price to pay.
Instead, it chose caching to guarantee the fast access it needed but at a fraction of the cost.The Solution
Providing sufficient Internet capacity for their 1:1 e-learning was high priority for Black River Falls.
Deploying CACHEBOX quickly freed up 75% of their bandwidth, enabling unrestricted web access, faster content and space for more users.The Solution
Southwest Barry Community School District R5 is an 800-student district in rural south west MO that pays $3,000 per month for an 80Mbps internet connection.
The district deployed caching in 2015 and now benefits from the equivalent of 275Mbps at less than half the price per Mbps.The Solution
Having implemented 1:1 across the district, North Palos found its students struggling with a very hit and miss online experience. But its fixed-term bandwidth contract left it facing a classroom ban on 1:1 content in order to cope.The Solution
Brandon benefits from a large 10Gbps internet connection that supports less than 3,000 students. But with 1:1 implemented, it would regularly find its 3,000 devices downloading large software update files that would consume bandwidth – often all day long. The congestion caused made the internet too slow for effective e-Learning.
They deployed a CACHEBOX and quickly freed up between 40 and 75% of their bandwidth, leading to faster access to content in class.
Since it deployed caching the effective capacity available at Big Horn has quadrupled allowing them to benefit from up to 800 Mbps of capacity at a quarter the price per Mbps.The Solution
Having introduced a 1:1 scheme, East Peoria quickly ran into internet access problems. Huge spikes in traffic would quickly saturate the network and slow down access for everyone, impacting the classroom.
But a bandwidth upgrade was going to cost $000s extra every month. So East Peoria turned to caching to get the speed they needed - without upgrading.The Solution
With 8 schools accessing masses of learning content and video, congestion would regularly impact lessons at Hannibal SD - video wouldn't play, apps didn't work, pages took too long to load.
Facing countless complaints from the classroom, the tech team was forced to ban YouTube altogether - severely impacting the curriculum.The Solution
Despite a healthy 1Gbps internet connection, Airport Community students struggled to access YouTube content in the classroom.
With its six school buildings each connecting at just 100Mbps, concurrent access resulted in network congestion – leaving video buffering. The District needed caching to deliver faster content in classrooms.The Solution
Thanks to a comparatively high 1Gbps connection at its High School, internet demand at Snyder Independent doesn't come close to saturating its internet link.
No queues means no delays. But even here, the district recognized the potential for caching to accelerate content and deliver the optimal e-learning experience.The Solution
Fredericktown's modest bandwidth cost over $2,600 each month, so upgrading to meet the FCC's 2017 'per student capacity' of 100kbps was going to be expensive.
By opting for an affordable CACHEBOX instead, they've been able to multiply effective capacity by 9 times - delivering up to 797kbps per student at peak times.The Solution
Expanding BYOD across its 10 sites and adding more iPads has caused a dramatic slowdown in web access at Claremont Unified School District.
By caching problematic software updates, Claremont has defeated its bandwidth hogs.The Solution
Despite 3 bandwidth upgrades, El Dorado Springs suffered huge congestion from huge software update files.
Now, CACHEBOX continues to serve as much as 96% of the district's most bandwidth-heavy content.The Solution
Browning Schools in rural Montana spends $3750 per month for a 550 Mbps connection - shared among 2200 students across 10 sites.
CACHEBOX consistently keeps the district's traffic below 500Mbps, avoiding the need for an expensive bandwidth upgrade.The Solution
In its rural setting, Highland Local faces expensive bandwidth costs, so it would struggle to match the high speed capacities of other schools.
But by serving web content locally, from within the LAN, it guarantees the fast access it needs where it matters - in the classroom.The Solution
Simultaneous demand in the classroom for the very same content, means demand spikes way higher than normal - congesting Ronan's limited rural bandwidth capacity. The result? A dramatic slowdown in access - often rendering e-Learning unusable.
By caching popular content, it can be served locally at LAN speeds, making it many, many times faster - regardless of existing capacity.The Solution
Forcing other web users to stay offline while some sat online tests was always far from ideal, so Alcorn upgraded bandwidth. But with hundreds of devices going online simultaneously, the district still couldn't guarantee reliably fast web access.
Following a recommendation, CACHEBOX was soon in place, slashing demand on their bandwidth by as much as 82% by serving popular content locally.The Solution
In rolling out 1:1, Laurens found – in common with other districts – that it needed to continually upgrade bandwidth. But even its new 1Gbps connection couldn't prevent online content from arriving slowly.
With students struggling to use their devices effectively, Laurens turned to caching to guarantee far faster speeds.The Solution
Like most districts, Orient-Macksburg expanded web-based learning across its curriculum, but as internet demand grew, so did network congestion - resulting in slow, unresponsive classroom access.
But with bandwidth allocated by the State, an upgrade was impossible. So the district turned to CACHEBOX to accelerate web content in the classroom – it's now up to 36 times faster!The Solution
With twice as many devices as users, the district tech team found themselves at the mercy of operating system updates - huge file downloads that crippled bandwidth. CACHEBOX instantly offloads this content, freeing up capacity for content that matters.The Solution
Trinity's 50Mbps was heavily congested at peak times such as the start of lessons.
With CACHEBOX, the school has gained the equivalent of a 350Mbps connection.The Solution
Technology Center of Du Page in Addison, Illinois, is a technical school with a 100Mbps connection and approximately 1,000 network users. CACHEBOX is providing over 2X their original capacity at ½ the price per Mbps.The Solution
After upgrading bandwidth, Taft ISD expected faster content in the classroom. But even with just 100 devices connected at the same time, the internet often seemed slow and unresponsive.
Offloading software updates freed up capacity for more important content.The Solution
With bandwidth allocated by the state, Arkadelphia is unable to upgrade capacity, even though its network is regularly congested. Caching content locally enables the district to multiply effective capacity and meet higher demand levels.The Solution
Implementing 1:1 was costly enough, but upgrading bandwidth to match expected growth was beyond Chase-Raymond's budgets. CACHEBOX, a much more cost-effective way to multiply capacity, did the job at a fraction of the price.The Solution
Keokuk's 1:1 scheme meant huge increases in internet traffic, especially for media-rich content, causing congestion and complaints of a slow user experience. But with CACHEBOX, up to 50% of requested content is served from local cache - and is up to 100x faster.The Solution
With 1:1 rollout at Gilmer, the increase in traffic from software updates for student devices regularly congested the network. In deploying a CACHEBOX, Gilmer instantly freed up 50% of bandwidth - eliminating congestion by taking these bandwidth hogs off the internet.The Solution
With predicted 1:1 traffic likely requiring double their existing bandwidth, costing $7k pa. more, Carl Junction opted for a CACHEBOX to meet extra demand, saving $28k over 5 years.The Solution
To avoid replacing its content filter, McGregor ISD wanted to expand its Apple e-learning scheme without upgrading its 300Mbps link. It achieved this by deploying CACHEBOX to serve much of its content locally.The Solution
Franklin doesn't want to spend more on bandwidth - it's expensive in their rural locale. However, software updates for devices have spiraled, consuming precious capacity.
Thankfully CACHEBOX caches these huge bandwidth-heavy files - enabling Franklin to offload up to 99% of content - freeing up capacity for what's important.The Solution
In rural Texas bandwidth is pricey, so controlling demand for web content is the only way to prevent an upgrade. But Clarksville didn't need to limit access to e-learning... it simply deployed an affordable CACHEBOX to store and serve popular content locally.The Solution
As a public tribal school in a remote location, Pyramid Lake faces excessively high bandwidth fees. However, its 72 students enjoy higher 'capacity per student' than some urban districts - but at a cost of $1000s per month. And yet congestion was still a problem until CACHEBOX reclaimed masses of 'hogged' bandwidth for the classroom.The Solution
Teachers at The Mary Louis Academy complained of constant video-buffering in class. With 800+ tablets and a pro-BYOD policy, huge demand for software updates was consuming internet capacity, slowly downloading through school hours.
With CACHEBOX the Academy is meeting multiple demands simultaneously from just a single download - and doing it much faster.The Solution
At Des Moines, Apple, iOS, Windows, Chromebook, Android and even BYOD devices constantly access the network. When they independently need to update software, the resulting congestion can clog the network. CACHEBOX is the only schools-focused cache that can handle all this content in one easy-to-use appliance.The Solution
Fowler wanted the fastest web experience for its students, so it paid out for extra bandwidth. But despite reaching the FCC's ‘capacity per student' target almost 2 years early, congestion still left students waiting.
Extra bandwidth had not delivered the expected speeds.
CACHEBOX not only quashed congestion but accelerated classroom content up to 40x faster.The Solution
Award-winning district Delano values fast, responsive internet in the classroom, maintaining a 1Gbps connection, despite the high local price for bandwidth. With school traffic projected to keep rising steadily, it has future-proofed its current investment and capacity with caching - freeing up to 87% for more content or more users.The Solution
With plans to expand 1:1 to all 5,700 students, Kirkwood knew demand for learning content would increase to match. But worse, it feared rising software update demand might impede user experience.
Following a recommendation from a neighboring district, demand has instead dropped - as up to 72% of total demand is now met locally, from cache.The Solution
With classroom disruption from 1:1 traffic congestion, Hollister was facing a step backwards in classroom tech.
Devices were often unusable due to long page-load times and content-buffering. The district reached the point of shelving them – but knew this would seriously impact the curriculum. With CACHEBOX slashing internet traffic by as much as 72%, speed in the classroom has rocketed.The Solution
Get in touch to arrange a discussion with a caching consultant about your connectivity challenges and identify where CACHEBOX can help you.